Just watched John Pilger’s latest documentary on ITV. The damning evidence that the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan were just a sham driving by a desire for dominance in an oil rich region, rather than any genuine concern about ‘terrorism’ or WMDs, is very strong and very frightening.
and more specifically, have a read about both Colin Powell and Condoleeza Rice commenting in interviews in 2001 (before Sept, obviously) that Iraq posed no threat, had no WMDs and had no access to them.
The whole doc was full of stuff like that – stacking up against the Bush/Blair axis of bullshit. We’ve been had, people. We’ve been conned, and it’s still going on. Meanwhile an estimated 10,000 Iraqi civillians have been killed, along with loads of US troups, who are still being attacked for being in a country they shouldn’t have had to go to in the first place.
Soundtrack – Kelly Joe Phelps, ‘Slingshot Professionals'; Andre LaFosse, ‘Normalise'; Prefab Sprout, ‘Jordan: The Comeback'; Mike Watt, ‘Ballhog or Tugboat?'; Steve Lawson, ‘Not Dancing For Chicken'; Mark Knopfler, ‘The Ragpickers Dream'; Ron Carter/Jim Hall, ‘Alone Together’.by